Koster's False Cypress
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Kosteri'
Pronunciation: kam-e-SIP-a-ris ob-tu-SA
|Description||This attractive evergreen shrub has a rounded form that matures into a dwarf pyramidal shape. Flat sprays of deep green foliage add handsome texture to the landscape. Excellent for rock gardens or mixed borders. Withstands brief dry spells, once established in the landscape.|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Blooms||Conifer; prized for foliage.|
|Mature Size||Slow growing; reaches 4 to 5 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Compact Form|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Poolside|
|Design Ideas||The texture of this beautiful evergreen makes a fine foundation plant to cover utilities and crawl spaces as well as footings year round. May be used as a freestanding foliage column out in the landscape as a central element for bright floral plantings. A natural in the Asian inspired garden left natural or creatively shaped in the bonsai style.|
|Companion Plants||Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Azalea (Azalea); Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Camellia (Camellia); Pine (Pinus); Hosta (Hosta)|
|Care||Grows well in average to fertile, neutral to acidic, moist, well-drained soils. Shelter from harsh, drying winds. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to develop an extensive root system. Once established, prefers regular water, but tolerates brief dry spells. Fertilize in early spring. Prune only as needed to shape.|
|Lore||Chamaecyparis translates from the Greek for dwarf and cypress, which verifies the fact that it is not a true cypress at all. The species C. obtusa is also known as Hinoki Cypress.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.